Enjoy your coffee today with some great reading material on the New York Jets from across the internet. In this edition, articles on the huge turnout at Hofstra university for “Family Night” practice, how Sheldon Richardson feels about his suspension and why Leonard Williams is getting a ton of early praises for his efforts so far this preseason. Enjoy!
Jets DE Leonard Williams a first-round thumbs-up so far by Rich Cimini (ESPN)
"It should be noted that Williams’ sacks came against the Falcons’ backups, but let’s not quibble with the level of competition. After all, we’ve seen many examples over the years of first-round picks who did nothing in the preseason, fueling criticism."
Sheldon Richardson: ‘I’m disappointed and embarrassed’ by Rich Cimini (ESPN)
"I’m disappointed and embarrassed for my parents’ sake. When you’re in the NFL and you mess up, the world knows about it. Pretty much, my family goes through a lot. People don’t want to talk to them at work anymore, little things like that. When I get back on the field, it’s going to be the same old Sheldon … a baller."
"“It’s all about the reps out here in practice. I just need practice reps to get in a flow with my teammates,” he told the media after the team’s Family Night workout at Hofstra. “I haven’t been out there in weeks, so those guys have been installing and I haven’t been out there."
More than 11,000 Gather at Hofstra for Jets Practice by Randy Lange (NewYorkJets.com)
"Hofstra was also Bowles’ home for just one season, as the defensive backs coach for the 2000 Green & White edition. But this night was not a 15th-year homecoming celebration for him as much as it was a chance to continue training camp for his team in front of an appreciative crowd of more than 11,000 at Shuart Stadium."
Jets’ Coples is unleashed and predicting huge sack totals by Zach Braziller (New York Post)
"“It’s great. I think it’s a new opportunity to rush the passer, something I’m passionate about,” Coples said recently. “I’m pretty happy with the role I’ve got and the position I play on this defense.”"
Jets’ Muhammad Wilkerson may play in preseason game vs. Giants by Seth Walder (New York Daily News)
"“I hope so, but my hamstring, got to make sure it feels good throughout the week,” Wilkerson said. “Felt good today, that’s why I got some reps with the team. Hopefully I continue to progress through the week.”"